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[24 Jan 2011 | No Comment | ]
NFC Championship Game: Packers at Bears

It was the NFC Championship Game at Soldier Field! Since I became a Bears season ticket holder in 1999 the Bears have advanced to the playoffs four times. Once as the #1 seed and three times as the #2 seed (including this year). The first two times the Bears were the second seed they lost. However, the Bears won last week while the Green Bay Packers defeated the #1 seed Atlanta Falcons which sent the NFC Championship game to Soldier Field.
My original plan for today was to attend the Flyers …

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[17 Jan 2011 | No Comment | ]
NFL Divisional Playoff: Seahawks at Bears

It was the Bears first playoff game since the 2007 NFC Championship game. As I had done throughout the regular season, I tailgated with the friend Mike Holzman and the Ultimate Sports Wife before the game.
Beg, Borrow and Deal
I already had my season tickets for the game today. However, I have noticed that the secondary market in Chicago for the divisional playoff weekend is soft in the days leading up to the game. I am not sure why it is soft, but wait to buy tickets to a wild card …

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[2 Jan 2011 | No Comment | ]
Game Day in Green Bay: Bears at Packers

NFL Game Day is “slightly” different when traveling with a baby. We woke up early and had to take care of Dylan rather than sleeping in and going directly to the bars before the game.
Pre Game Dining
Since we were up early we decided to drive around Green Bay to check out “the sites.” Of course, there really weren’t any, so we stopped at Titletown Brewing Company located at 200 Dousman St. Our hotel’s magazine listed this place as one of the top places to eat at in Green Bay.
Beg, Borrow …

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[1 Jan 2011 | No Comment | ]

My first sporting event of the year had been planned since September. I have always wanted to attend a Bears game at Lambeau Field but for whatever reason was never able to do so. Nicole and I did not plan to travel anywhere this holiday season since it would be our first holiday season with a baby. But, since the Packers were hosting the Bears on January 2, we thought it would be fun to take a road trip to Green Bay for the game.
Hotel in Green Bay
Back in September, …

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[27 Dec 2010 | No Comment | ]
Doubleheader with Gary Herman: Jets at Bears

The last two Bears games were pushed to 3:15 pm starts. Today the game was kept at noon which was great so we could also make it to the Chicago Blackhawks game that was scheduled to start at 6 pm.
Last night Gary Herman (who runs royaltytours.blogspot.com) flew to Chicago to attend today’s doubleheader of the Chicago Bears and Chicago Blackhawks. Gary had planned this trip for awhile since the Bears were hosting the Jets and he is a diehard Jets fan. Since Parking Pass Mike sold his tickets and parking …

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[21 Dec 2010 | No Comment | ]
MNF at TCF Bank Stadium: Bears at Vikings

When the MetroDome’s roof collapsed on Sunday, December 12 and the game location for the New York Giants and Minnesota Vikings game was in question I was planning to attend the game. However, when it was announced that the game would be played at Ford Field, where I had just gone the week before, I decided to forego the trip.
But, when it was deemed that the MetroDome would not be ready for the Bears and Vikings game for Monday Night Football I was ready to travel. Rumors were swirling that …

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[13 Dec 2010 | No Comment | ]
Blizzard in Chicago: Patriots at Bears

It was the type of Chicago Bears game I have always wanted to attend – sub-30 degree temperatures, 50+ mph winds and a blizzard. The only other football game I attended where the field was covered in snow was the Seattle Seahawks at Green Bay Packers divisional playoff game on January 12, 2008.
Parking Pass Mike had his parking pass for the south parking lot. So, once again, we were planning to tailgate. And, once again, the game time was changed from a noon kickoff to 3:15 pm since both the …

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[6 Dec 2010 | No Comment | ]
Ford Field: Bears at Lions

When deciding where we wanted to go this weekend there was two main reasons to go to Detroit. First, the Bears were playing the Lions. Second, skaters from Nicole’s ice rink were participating in a synchronized skating competition in Dearborn, MI on Saturday night. Thus, with two good reasons, we chose Detroit.
As I wrote yesterday, we were staying at the Westin Book Cadillac Detroit which was a short walk to Ford Field. After eating brunch in the hotel, the Ultimate Sports Wife and Ultimate Sports Baby took a nap while …

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[29 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]
Sneaking Into the United Club: Eagles at Bears

With the Chicago Bears and Philadelphia Eagles both sitting at 6-3 in the standings, FOX changed the game time from a noon start to 3:15 pm. Since my friend, Mike Holzman (who I guess we now need to start referring to as Parking Pass Mike), had his parking pass for the South Lot we were planning to tailgate. The game time change meant we got out to the parking lot at noon rather than 9 am – a much needed delay.
But, once again, without the Ultimate Sports Wife attending, our …

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[14 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]
Calm Sunday: Vikings at Bears

It was a calm Bears Sunday for the first time in a long time. I had no tailgating options since my friend, Mike Holzman, was in New Orleans for the game and my other connections were also missing today’s game. Nicole on campus working on job applications so I was going to a Bears game solo for the first time ever. And, it was pretty relaxing.

Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears
The game was also calm as the Bears got to Brett Favre and the Vikings. Favre threw three interceptions and lost …